Mastung District

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Mastung District
District
Map of Balochistan with Mastung District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Mastung District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Established 1991
Headquarters Mastung
Area
 • Total 5,896 km2 (2,276 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate (2005) 180,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Mastung District (Balochi: ضلع مستونگ ) is a district located in the northwest of Balochistan province, Pakistan. Prior to 1991, Mastung was a part of Kalat District. However, for administrative purposes, in 1991 it was separated from Kalat and made a new district.

Administration[edit]

The district consists of three tehsils:[1]

Prior to 2006, within these there were 12 union councils: Khadkocha, Ghulam Parenz, Karez Noth, Mastung-1, Mastung-2, Sorgaz, Dasht, Isplinji, Kanak, Shaikh Wasil, Kardigap and Soro. In 2006, one additional union council formed with the name of Alizai, bringing the total union councils to 13.

Demography[edit]

In 2005 the population of Mastung district was estimated to be over 180,349. Over 99% of the people in the area are Muslim and Baloch by casts. The major tribes of Mastung district are: Syeds, Alizai, Dehwar, Qalandrani, Kurd, Babri, Sarparah, Lashari,sheikh,[ Rodeni, Muhammad Shahi, Bangulzai, Satakzai, Shahwani, Sumalani, Raisani, Sarangzai, Nausherwani, Tareen, LehriZehri, Daday zai Rind, and Hindus. The local languages spoken are Persian and Brahvi There are many leaders Haji Abdul Baqi Sheikh, Mir Iqbal zehri ,Nawab raisani ,nawab shahwani ,sardar bangulzai ,sardar muhammad shahi ,sardar alizai,Takari Shahzaib sheikh,.

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Coordinates: 29°45′N 67°00′E / 29.750°N 67.000°E / 29.750; 67.000